The Gassy Gnoll: Too Many Santas (A Growing Glut of Gaming Kickstarters)

The Gassy Gnoll has recently discovered a disturbing trend. His piles are growing. And yes, some things I’ve purchased or received from publishers seeking reviews, but the biggest pile seems to be of the products showing up from Kickstarters. Some of these items have been months in the making. Others seem to show up as . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: Too Many Santas (A Growing Glut of Gaming Kickstarters)

Supplement Review: Midgard Adventures: Beyond the Ghostlight Reef by Christina Stiles from Kobold Press

What is it about open ended adventures that really makes them work well when they’re done right? Is it the fact that the railroad factor seems to fade into the background and offer less of a way to beat players over the head? Or is it the fact that there are multiple paths and the . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Midgard Adventures: Beyond the Ghostlight Reef by Christina Stiles from Kobold Press

The Gassy Gnoll: ‘Tis the Season of Change…

The time change always throws this Gassy Gnoll for a loop. Not sure if it’s the lack of sleep (is losing an hour, even on a Sunday, really necessary?) or the aggravation of changing clocks or adjusting schedules that affects me, but it does. So between the time change and the fact that we are . . . → Read More: The Gassy Gnoll: ‘Tis the Season of Change…

Supplement Review: Midgard Adventures: The Raven’s Call by Wolfgang Baur and Kobold Press

First level adventures are always a tricky thing to pull off. Do you go easy on a new wave of heroes? Do you smack the new heroes around a bit? Do you up the ante and make it possible for a TPK?

Well, honestly I think all of those possibilities are up to the combination . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Midgard Adventures: The Raven’s Call by Wolfgang Baur and Kobold Press

Supplement Review: Midgard Adventures: To the Edge of the World by Wolfgang Baur and Open Design

The concept of a flat earth is one that has often teased my creative spirit to write about. There’s just something about the idea of finding an edge to the world and sailing off that offers tons of fodder for my overactive imagination. Questions abound such as “Is it always ocean?” “What’s over the edge?” . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Midgard Adventures: To the Edge of the World by Wolfgang Baur and Open Design

Ten Links in the Chain: Reviews (3-FEB-2013)

Sure, I do reviews here at Game Knight Reviews. But I know that there are other great sites out there that also do reviews. And sometimes, in the sea of gaming sites, it’s tough to find those reviews. Yes, Google is your friend, but sometimes you don’t know what you’re looking for until you find . . . → Read More: Ten Links in the Chain: Reviews (3-FEB-2013)

Supplement Review: The Defenders of Midgard (4e) by Richard Green & Brian Liberge from Open Design

Sure, I read tons of articles and books for RPGs across the spectrum of theme, setting, and system, but for the last couple of years I’ve mostly been playing D&D 4e. And though I love everything from Open Design/Kobold Press, most of the Midgard-based resources have been based on the Pathfinder RPG (and would likely . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: The Defenders of Midgard (4e) by Richard Green & Brian Liberge from Open Design

Supplement Review: Journeys to the West by Christina Stiles and Open Design, Part I

Just to let you know ahead of time, I was a supporter of the Journeys to the West project through Kickstarter so I’ve had an interest in this collection of locations and adventures in Midgard since I first heard about it. And I’ve even had the opportunity to ask Christina Stiles and Adam Roy a . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Journeys to the West by Christina Stiles and Open Design, Part I

Ten Links in the Chain: Reviews from Elsewhere (13-DEC-2012)

Welcome to another Ten Links post, this time focused on what I’ll call “Reviews from Elsewhere” – all the great reviews from other sites scattered across the Internet.

(1) Even as D&D Next inches closer (it’s still a ways off), 4e Still Raises Hackles

So it appears the edition wars are still in full swing . . . → Read More: Ten Links in the Chain: Reviews from Elsewhere (13-DEC-2012)

Supplement Review: Midgard Campaign Setting by Wolfgang Baur and the Open Design team, Part 3

As I continue my journey into Midgard reading the Midgard Campaign Setting, Chapter 3 suggests that I need to explore what it means to be at a “Crossroads.” A few such crossroads in history come to mind, such as the ancient cities of Rome and Constantinople. There’s the mythological connotation of a crossroads representing someplace . . . → Read More: Supplement Review: Midgard Campaign Setting by Wolfgang Baur and the Open Design team, Part 3

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